mac's latest release - semi precious is made from ethically mined minerals in brazil. the collection is massive -- it's broken into to sub-collections of colour, eyes, and skin -- and includes foundations, skin finishes, eyeshadows, lipsticks, lipglasses and more.
of all the hyperpigmented delights, the 12 eyeshadow shades are the stars. before even touching them, i'm inexplicably drawn to the colors and how they glisten in all of their marbled glory (i love a MAC marbled shadow - it's always a good thing). as pretty as they look in their pans, the shadows are even easier to love once on the eye. the rich color has so much soft sheen to it that even the more exotic colors blend easily with a wide range of skin tones. my absolute favorite - clarity - is a melange of pinks and greens - that applies as a beautiful deep green. $20 a shadow at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com.
eye the whole collection at maccosmetics.com.